Always always on the hunt for diverse, creative contemporary YA that can capture the humor, heart, and playfulness of anime. 💖
Bonus if the story involves friends sharing their passions (geeky or not) or has some delicious food. #mswl
#MSWL I am working through queries received January 20th. I would love to see more of a few things in my inbox!
• YA contemporary. Bring me an up-to-date Girl: Interrupted! Combustible, all-consuming friendships, high stakes situations, departure-from-everyday-life stories.
I would REALLY REALLY like a “Dumplin” for the middle grade audience. In these formative years, there needs to be a book about accepting/loving yourself, how to handle bullies, positive coping mechs, finding true friends, and just general body positivity. #MSWL
Ashley Herring Blake @ashleyhblakeI’m so excited that the news is out! I’ve joined the team at Rees Literary Agency as an agent! I’m so excited to work with this stellar team & be a part of getting awesome, needed books into the world! I’m officially open to queries! reesagency.com/ashley-herring…
Of course I’m looking for character-driven and heartfelt MG and YA, but I’m also very hungry for upmarket adult fiction and romance! Give me all your family, friend, and romantic angst! #MSWL
NPR's Code Switch @NPRCodeSwitchName your 5 closest friends. What do they all have in common. Are they kind? Hilarious? Smart? All the same...race?
This week on the pod, we're talking race and friendship. And we're collaborating with our dear friends at
#MSWL teen fiction with nuanced cross-racial friendships
Rosiee Thor @RosieeThorMS and I cannot stress this enough WL
Someone write this book IMMEDIATELY I need it so badly where is this friendship story I am beside myself twitter.com/thaumpenguin/s…
If you write this, PLEASE send it to me #mswl
I have been a Love Island UK evangelist for several years. Winter season is no less, BUT if you’re writing a book about reality tv, set on a reality show, or girl friendships of the toxic or not variety (YA, Adult) I want to read it!
David Begnaud @DavidBegnaudThis day was dominated by Samaritans who gathered supplies, left their homes and headed into the earthquake affected zones to hand out what they could. We saw them everywhere along the southwestern coast. pic.twitter.com/6MGYumlMjb
#MSWL you guys. I want stories of people helping each other out during the hardest of times and finding love and friendship and hope in the face of trauma. Bonus points if it takes place in PR.
(I reopen to queries Feb 1st)
Disney+ @disneyplusLiving in this house will help prepare her for the White House. Start streaming the Original Series, #DiaryOfAFuturePresident, Jan. 17 on #DisneyPlus! pic.twitter.com/nbmva7AOyo
Major #MSWL vibes with this show which I will be devouring!! Give me a MG or YA like this with friendship and family and Latinx girls becoming POTUS!
The Library Owl 🎄🎅🦉 @SketchesbyBozeI dream of a day when boys aren’t shamed for pursuing warm, intimate relationships and women aren’t viewed solely as romantic objects, as prizes to be won at the end of a quest. There’s so much joy in close boy-girl platonic friendships.
I DON'T THINK I'VE YELLED THIS OPINION OR #MSWL INTO THE GREAT VOID OF 2020 YET SO HERE I GO YELLING
Starting the New Year with some updates to my #MSWL: I’m primarily looking for contempory novels right now! Especially if they are upbeat & include: Sisters. Crushes. Friendship Breakups. Sex-Positivity. Gender Expression. Hopeful Endings. Kids/Teens Acting Like Real Kids/Teens.
Tara🔮✨closed to queries. @Literary_Tara🎉I'm OPEN for queries!!!🎉
So it's time for a fresh #mswl thread. pic.twitter.com/5ZkbJUXMUF
For Young Adult, I am really craving the following:
- Fun Historicals like A LADY'S GUIDE
- Best friend stories/platonic love stories.
- Contemporaries that make me cry.
- A YA Killing Eve!
- Stories for young YA (14 and 15-year-olds).
- As always diverse voices.
Something I haven't mentioned but am really on the hunt for: MIDDLE GRADE STORIES. Contemporary, speculative, fantastical - I want it all.
Especially if it's about friendship, odd hobbies, or beginning to figure out who you are.
#MSWL #writingcommunity #amagenting #amquerying